Lunch of Champions
Guests were inspired and motivated at our final Women in Business lunch for 2016 by our fabulous female champions who entertained with their stories of courage and determination.
We were joined by Jana Pittman, two times World Champion and four times Commonwealth Champion in the sport of athletics, and the first woman to represent Australia in both a summer and winter Olympic Games.
Now studying a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery at the Western Sydney University, Jana is mum to nine year old Cornelis and little sister Emily, one, and expecting number three early next year. If you’re not already feeling exhausted reading that, Jana also runs her own health, fitness and motivational speaking business. She is Australia’s national cervical cancer and 'save the box' ambassador with future aspirations of becoming a surgeon specialising in gynaecological cancer.
Following Jana’s keynote, she hosted a panel discussion with three inspiring athletes – gold medallist paralympian Ellie Cole, Olympic silver medallist Melissa Wu, and Olympic snowboarder Holly Crawford - who share both their sporting and personal trials and triumphs.
As always, there were great prizes up for grabs on the day to support the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation who celebrated Cervical Cancer Awareness Week in November.